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Katherine Granados, Fine Arts Student

Getting affirmation for what I like to do has been big for me. You always have doubt, but the teachers here have really pushed me. I never thought Id be working with the materials Im working with now. Ive started this experimentation with soft sculpture. When I first did that, it was like, wow, a whole world of possibilities opened up for me. That was huge, to step back and see the whole landscape of things I could do.

I brought to my work a lot of my pastas a child I worked with crafts and crochet and other materialsbut my teachers introduced me to a different way of seeing it. They opened up the entire spectrum of, What are you doing, who are you, what do you like, what do you want to do? Its a way of approaching the work and a way of thinking that Id never even considered before.